Fuengirola kicks-off its party season

THE CITIZENS of Fuengirola did not let a little rain spoil the party as they came out in force on Sunday September 28 in honour of their patron saint.

The rain-sodden streets of Fuengirola were filled signs of devotion as the town celebrated its romería in the run-up to the fair.

The romería, or pilgrimage in English, is held in honour of Fuengirola’s patron saint, the Santísima Virgen del Rosario Coronada (The most Holy Virgin of the Crowned Rosary).

After the church service which took place early on Sunday morning in the Plaza de la Constitución, the procession made its way from the town centre to the El Esparragal Park on the outskirts of Mijas.

Live music, carts and wagons drawn by oxen, and horses with their riders marked this most typical of Andalucia’s fiestas.

The weather improved as the procession made its way along the three kilometre route, and as the Virgin reached her final destination, even the sun had shown up to join the party.

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